- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2006 1 Jan
For about thirty bucks—two tickets plus snacks—you can take your date to see Date Movie. Or, for a whole lot less, you can rent all of the movies that it spoofs—much better movies—and pick up tastier snacks at your nearby grocery store.
Date Movie is about the marriage of a formerly-overweight waitress (Alyson Hannigan) to her dream guy (Adam Campbell), and the attempts of the groom's former girlfriend (Sophie Monk) to ruin the event. But the movie itself has been ruined by a sophomoric and intelligence-insulting script full of degrading humor.
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) warns moviegoers that Date Movie consists of "a nonstop barrage of vulgar and unfunny juvenile sight gags that test the limits of its PG-13 rating."
Marcus Yoars (Plugged In) says, "Laughing at the most memorable scenes from recent romantic comedies is one thing; simply re-enacting those scenes and dousing them with even raunchier sight gags and jokes is just boring and foul."
Mainstream critics are trying to save audiences from the movie, but moviegoers ignored them, making the film No. 2 at the box office last week.